Developer Bram Bos has introduced Mononoke for iOS, describe as an ‘Expressive Drone Synthesizer’.
It’s an 8 voice polyphonic synthesizer, designed for musical soundscapes and evolving textures. All voices can be routed into each other using feedback, which creates constantly changing overtones and dynamics in the sound.
Complex soundscapes can be created live, using the 8 performance pads, which let you modulate each voice independently in several dimensions. Your interactions with the pads will also be sent out as MPE/MIDI (when loaded as an AU plugin in a compatible host) so you can record and tweak your session.
The onscreen pads can be latched individually so some voices can be used as drones, while others as can be added and removed as extra sonic layers. The pads are fully integrated in the Audio Unit plugin.
Mononoke is designed as an AUv3 plugin, with advanced Audio Unit features such as MPE input and output, a fully exposed array of AU parameters for automation and all the connectivity and scalability you can expect from modern plugins.
- Audio Unit (AUv3) plugin
- 8 voice polyphony, 2 independent engines with 4 voices each
- Compatible with MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) and MIDI
- MIDI Input and Output (only available when used as an Audio Unit plugin)
- Limited standalone mode for jamming (full screen, no connectivity)
- 8 independently tunable performance pads for expressive interaction
- Universal, fully scalable to any screen size, supports fullscreen mode in AU hosts
- Freely tunable voices, or quantized to semitones (with overall finetuning)
- iOS10 (MIDI/MPE output from the plugin requires iOS11) or higher
Pricing and Availability
Mononoke is available now for $8.99 USD.